The Canadian federal government has announced that it will invest $44.84 million in to the Great Lakes Protection Initiative. The money is part of the $70.5 million of new funding allocated for freshwater protection in the 2017 budget.
Sault MP Terry Sheehan said the investment will tackle various issues that matter to the lives of Canadians – from cleaner drinking water, to beaches residents can enjoy and to waters in which Canadians can fish and swim.
“The riding of Sault Ste. Marie is at the heart of the Great Lakes, where residents fully recognize their importance. It is vital that we cooperate at the local and national levels to preserve and protect this life-sustaining resource,” said MP Terry Sheehan. Click on the following sentence to access the full story.
Closer to home, even more money – a further $43.8 million over the next five years — will be used to help control sea lamprey and attack the more recent Asian Carp which has been seen in the Great Lake basin, he said.